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ruweiss

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Campanulas and other alpines
« on: July 13, 2008, 08:01:06 PM »
Campanula fragilis is still in flower in the alpine house.Each attempt to cultivate it in the open garden
failed.The form from the Abruzzi Mountains is more vigorous for me.The other species are already
out of flower,C.choruhensis is an absolute beauty for me and C.fenestrellata from Croatia can become
very vigorous(not to say weedy).
Gentiana calycosa from American wild seed gets more beautiful from year to year and a seedling of
G.georgei from last year has variegated leaves.
Calceolaria teucrioides sown in january 2008 from the AGS seed exchange is already in flower.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: Campanulas and other alpines
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 08:33:29 PM »
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C.fenestrellata from Croatia can become
very vigorous(not to say weedy).
Rudi, if you could send me some seed of that Campanula, I'd be delighted! It seems hard to get many campanulas happy in our garden ,so one that had some capacity to be that healthy elsewhere might stand a chance of being happy here!!
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Re: Campanulas and other alpines
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 10:43:20 PM »
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C.fenestrellata from Croatia can become
very vigorous(not to say weedy).

Rudi, when looking at the picture, I have my doubts if this is C. fenestrellata.
Do you have a close-up picture of the flowers?
C. fenestrellata belongs to the C. garganica group and the flowers of your plant
are more "portenschlagiana" like.
And plants of the garganaica group are never so weedy or rampant as C. portenschlagiana.
They can seed themselves but that is no problem.
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Re: Campanulas and other alpines
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 11:04:23 PM »
The variegated gentian looks interesting, and quite robust. Wonder if the flowers will be blue or white or both. :D :-\
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Campanulas and other alpines
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 10:27:55 AM »
Love that Mountain form of Campanula fragilis.  Beautiful with the dark centre to it, plus lovely form etc.  Great to see your pics.
Cheers.

Paul T.
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Re: Campanulas and other alpines
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 06:13:48 PM »
Rudi,
Campanula fenestrellata (synonym C. garganica subsp. fenestrellata). I think the whole plant is like a more compact C. garganica.
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Re: Campanulas and other alpines
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 08:37:48 PM »
Dear friends,thank you for the friendly comments.As for the Camp.fenestrellata I must say,that the seeds
were from Vojtech Holubec who collected it in the Velebit Mts of Croatia.It is possible,that the original
seedlings crossed themselves with the C.poscharskyana-plants in my aunt's garden,which is just beside
mine.I must confess that I did'nt mind much about this before and just enjoyed the display.Sorry,there
is no close-up photo,all the plants are out of flower.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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